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Situated on Uganda's western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, the legendary Rwenzori Mountains made for an arduous, demanding trek. Dotted with numerous snow-covered mountains, we opted to tackle the highest peak of the range, Margherita, sitting at 5,109 metres. Over a nine-day period, we experienced a grueling mix of undulating terrain that included mud-ridden bogs, streams, waterfalls and a steep ascent across glaciers.
Day 1 - Trek to ...
Today was a travel day. We left after a later breakfast (and slow moving due to aching muscles from yesterday's grueling hike) and headed to Queen Elizabeth National Park. Along the way we visited the Rwenzori Founders Art Centre, Sculpture Gallery and Coffee Bar. Here is a description from their facebook page:
"Located in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains, the centre is just off the ...
This hike started at the crack of dawn and went on and on for 8.5 hours. We started out with two local guides, one was from the National Park and brought his rifle in case of forest elephants. That is a recurring theme for all hikes in this area.
Explore Tours description from brochure:
"After an early breakfast head to Kazingo where you start the hike at 7:30am (Packed lunch). Climb Karangora Peak at 1500m, following the Mpanga ...
... witnessed so many parts of this in watching the people's everyday lives.
This last picture for the day was just a second in time as this little girl ran up to our vehicle and reached up to touch the window where Michelle was waving to her, It was like two worlds touching for just an instant.
... day went on you could start to recognize who was who by a marking, like a bump between the eyes, graying coat, one had broken its arm as a youngster so walked with a bend in his right wrist area etc. We ended up being with the same group of 5- 6 males and 2-3 females for most of the day. Once in a while 1 or 2 would separate from the group and disappear for a few hours and then return later in the day.
Our group had the alpha male and ...